How to Style a Watch With Any Outfit


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Watches are a lot like rings in that if you wear them, you probably rarely take yours off. But while you may play favorites with your go-to piece, there's an art to learning how to style a watch so that it looks not just functional but enviable as well.

For inspiration, look to fashion week street style, where you'll see outfits as casual as jeans and a tee and as fancy as head-to-toe Chanel accessorized with cool timepieces. Layered with piles of mismatched bracelets, complemented with a statement cuff, or worn solo on an otherwise bare arm, they lend a classic touch to any look. 

Whether you prefer polished gold or silver, timeless leather, or a colorful canvas band, see how to wear a watch like a fashion pro—and shop a few of our favorite styles.


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Coordinate your watch with your rings for a cohesive jewelry look.


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Team a menswear-inspired button-down with a more substantial watch design for a look that's classic and tailored.


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Wear a vintage-inspired watch with prints and bohemian elements.


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Let a silver watch pop against a monochromatic outfit.


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A classic jacket like this deserves equally classic accessories.


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Draw extra attention to your wrist with a single rolled-up sleeve.


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From the jumble of bracelets to the tee and sundress, this ensemble is all in the layering.

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This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Hilary George-Parkin